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  • Plan of battle of Salem Church near Bank's Ford, Virginia : May 3rd & 4th 1863.

    As part of a series depicting the Chancellorsville Campgain, this map gives details of the area around Salem Church, where Union Gen. Sedgwick's forces, en route from Fredericksburg to reinforce Hooker near Chancellorsville, met Confederate opposition under Wilcox. Lee's quick assessment of the potential of the situation led him to redeploy his forces in the hope of destroying Sedgwick's corps. While prevented from joining ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-05-03
  • Thirty five miles around Richmond, Va. /

    Shows radial distances from Richmond. Does not show fortifications. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 631.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes views of "The capitol of the C.S., Richmond" and "Washington Monument, Richmond". Insets: Map of the city of Richmond, Va., from the U.S. Coast Survey map of 1860, with additions by Jed. Hotchkiss. 1866. ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah - Bohn, Casimir
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Position Sunday May 3rd at 3 p.m.

    The map depicts troops movements in the Chancellorsville area between 10 a.m. and 3 P.M. on May 3rd,1863. Union troops under generals Reynolds, Meade, Sickles and Slocum are located to the east between Chancellorsville and the Rappahannock River. Confederates troops under generals Stuart , McLaws, Rhodes and Anderson are located to the west near Dowdall's Tavern.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-05-03
  • Vicinity of Brandy Station, Culpeper Co., Va. : showing battle-field of June 9th 1863.

    Relief shown by hachures. Shows location of troop lines. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. c.1, July 2002, W.F. Lee (April 1926), gift; Map Cataloging Team; c.2, photocopy, LVA; c.3, photocopy, LVA. c.1, map accession ...

    • Contributor: Strobridge & Co. Lith
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Preliminary sketch of a portion of the Belle Grove or Cedar Creek battlefield area].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil on sheet of paper from notebook, lined on right recto and left verso, and mounted on cloth. Left map oriented with north to the right, right map oriented with north to the left. Watermark: Coat-of-arms. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H196 Available also ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Hare's map of the vicinity of Richmond, and Peninsular campaign in Virginia. Showing also the interesting localities along the James, Chickahominy and York Rivers

    Scale ca. 1:190,080. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 602 Relief shown by hachures. "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by J. Knowles Hare . . ." Copyright number "401 Jan. 22, 1863" is written in ink in the lower margin. "Copyright Library May 12, 1863" is stamped in the right margin. Indictes location and dates of battles, forts, "line ...

    • Contributor: Hare, J. Knowles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Battle of Malvern Hill showing Magruder's 1st attack June 30th

    Shows the area of Malvern Hill, Henrico County, Va., where McClellan's retreating army made a final stand, effectively ending the Seven Days' Battles.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-06-30
  • Petersburg and Five Forks. [1864-1865]

    Scale 1:42,240. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 607.8, 607.9 In this issue, the map is printed on a yellow background with rivers colored green. Detailed topographic map showing Confederate works in red and Union fortifications in blue, houses, fences, names of residents, drainage, vegetation, hachures, railroads, roads, and the street pattern of Petersburg. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library ...

    • Contributor: Michler, N. (Nathaniel) - Michler, N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Seven Days battle on Chickahominy 25th June to 1st July 1862.

    "During the fight at Malvern Hill the Yankee gun boats fired into the combatants injuring both sides equally, 3 1/2 miles."--Page caption. "The stained lines indicate the Yankee lines from White Oak Swamp to Mechanicsville and the lines of their retreat to their gun boats on James River. The stained dots on Chickahominy are pontoon bridges placed by the Yankees for their army to ...

    • Contributor: Humphreys, Benjamin Grubb - Archer Family
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-06-25
  • Richmond and York River Railroad

    "Sketch from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map. Extends from Richmond west to West Point. Also shows the course of the Pamunkey River. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • The Battle of Fair Oaks, Va. Fought 31st May 1862.

    This map shows an area of Henrico County, Va., east of the city of Richmond and south of the Chickahominy River, where the Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, took place 31 May-1 June 1862. Confederate Gen. J. E. Johnston's plan to attack the Union Army of the Potomac's IV Corps (under Keyes) at Fair Oaks called for Longstreet to approach from the ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-05-31
  • Carte de la Virginie Mari-land &a.

    Scale ca. 1:2,300,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Tome I, no. 35." From the author's Le petit atlas maritime. 1764. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1437 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • Rockbridge Co., Va. Section no. 3.

    "Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Gift of Mrs. Louisa Porter (Gilmer) Minis (i.e., Mrs. ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of Loudon [sic], Jefferson, Berkeley, Frederick Counties, Va.

    [Scale ca. 1:125,000]. Another issue. Later issue containing additional place names. General maps showing towns and villages, roads, railroads, rivers and streams, relief by hachures, and the names of new residents. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 465.2 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Macomb, J. N. (John N.) - Macomb, J. N.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • J. H. Colton's topographical map of the seat of war in Virginia, Maryland &c.

    Scale ca. 1:750,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 479.2 "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1852 by J. H. Colton." Printed by Lang & Cooper, N.Y. General map of eastern Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, southern Pennsylvania, and northern North Carolina. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins) - Colton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of Virginia : showing the distribution of its slave population from the census of 1860 /

    West Virginia shown as Kanawha. "Washington, June 13th, 1861." "Entered according to Act of Congress, A.D. 1861 by Henry S. Graham, in the Clerk's Office of the District of Columbia." "Sold for the benefit of the sick and wounded of the U.S. Army." Includes population table based on census of 1860 by county dated "August 27th 1861" and note. Manuscript annotation in lower right ...

    • Contributor: Graham, H. S. (Henry S.) - Hergesheimer, E. (Edwin) - Leonhardt, Theo. (Theodore) - Graham, H. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the field of operations, November 1863.

    Map shows the area between Culpeper Courthouse and Orange Courthouse including the location of Federal troops under Meade in Union-held towns and along the Rappahannock River. On November 7th, the Union army began its advance across the Rappahannock River at Rappahannock Station. The map also indicates the location of Confederate strongholds along the Rapidan River.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-11
  • Plan of the Second Battle of Bull Run, Va. Showing position of both armies at 6 p.m. 29th august 1862.

    Below map: "Copy of map made for Maj. Genl. S.P. Heintzelman, 3rd Army Corps, AP, by R.K. Sneden, Topo. Engr." Lower left corner: "Copy of official map by U.S. Engineers of Genl. Pope, USA." NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image. Original scrapbook housed in the Museum Department of the Virginia Historical Society (1994.80.4-525) with restricted access.=500 \\ This ...

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-08-29
  • Northern section of Roanoke County

    "Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Shows towns, waterways, roads, geographic features and land owners. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • [Map of parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia covering areas from Harrisburg to Leesburg, and from Hancock to Baltimore].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Each sheet pasted together in 3 sections, sectioned in 2, and mounted on cloth. The manuscript original is at the Handley Library in Winchester, Virginia. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H156 In ink in bottom right corner: No. 805. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • [Map of the Shenandoah Valley, from Front Royal and Middletown to Staunton, etc.].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil (some col.) on a 3/8-inch pencil grid, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H148 In pencil on verso: 25. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • Battle of Chantilly Va.

    Shows the area between Chantilly to the north and Bull Run to the south where Pope massed his troops prior to their retreat back to Washington. The location of Centreville and Fairfax Station are also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-09-01
  • Map of the battle field of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862 /

    Annotated in red and blue to show Federal and Confederate positions. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by isolines. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. April 2002, John Hart (April 1933), f, Map Cataloging Team. ...

    • Contributor: Blackford, L. (Benjamin Lewis) - Braxton, Carter M. - A. Hoen & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Plan of the battle at Savage's Station. [June 29, 1862].

    Scale ca. 1:22,500. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 650 From Century illustrated monthly magazine, v. 30, July 1885. p. 460. Gives troop positions, names of commanders, batteries, location of field headquarters, roads, "Richmond & York River R.R.," streams, and vegetation. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Wells, Jaco
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Plan of Union and Rebel position at Yorktown Va.

    Shows the area between the Warwick River and Yorktown to the north and Wormsley Creek to the south that was the Confederacy's first line of defense against McClellan's advance up the Virginia Peninsula. The location of the road to Warwick Court House is also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862-04-12